A MOTORIST was allegedly caught driving at 145 miles per hour along a Dorset bypass at night.

Officers from Dorset Police’s No Excuse team said the incident occurred on the A35 Puddletown bypass on Wednesday.

It comes after the news that average speed cameras are set to be installed on the 70mph limit bypass.

Dorset police and crime commissioner Martyn Underhill said the measures were being considered between Bere Regis and Dorchester in a bid to tackle speeding drivers.

As previously reported in the Daily Echo, it is alleged that a motorist was caught driving a Porsche at 155 miles per hour on the same stretch of road last month.

If the driver is convicted of the offence, it is likely to be the highest speed ever recorded by police in the county.

Both drivers are due to appear before the courts.

During 2018, a total of 2,759 speed offences were detected on the road using mobile safety camera vans or by officers from the No Excuse Team.